The online grocery market is nearly five times larger than it was just a year ago, according to consultants Brick Meets Click and Mercatus, as consumers remain wary of entering stores.
Kroger to close Broad Ripple fixture after 66 years
Kroger said the store, which has nearly 40 employees, hasn’t operated profitably for several years and that a turnaround wasn’t realistic.Read More
Caito Foods to eliminate Fresh Cut produce division, terminate 333 workers
The Fresh Cut operation at Caito’s main campus at 3120 N. Post Road cuts and packages fresh produce for distribution to retailers.Read More
Peapod to end grocery delivery in Indiana on Feb. 18
Ahold Delhaize USA, which owns the Peapod brand, said Tuesday that it is closing its Midwest division as part of a shift in strategy, in part to focus on its East Coast grocery stores.Read More
Kroger looks within for new president of local division
The Kroger Co. on Tuesday announced it has promoted Colleen Juergensen to take over as president of the chain’s Central division, replacing the retiring Pam Matthews.Read More
Fishers-based audio marketing technology company Vibenomics Inc. on Wednesday said its specialized private audio network will broadcast inside Kroger’s 2,300 stores, targeting millions of monthly visitors.
Just days after announcing it would end hazard “hero” pay to front-line workers, Kroger says it will give them extra “thank you” bonuses.
Geoff Freeman, the CEO of the Consumer Brands Association, discusses a range of issues including the current status of supplies, protections for workers and customers’ shift away from organic food to packaged items like mac and cheese.
Stay-at-home and social distancing orders have put restaurant dining on hold, forcing many to close and leaving others barely surviving. Some are looking for new ways to generate revenue.
The new executive order, which extends the stay-at-home directive through April 20, includes many of the same provisions as the initial order, which took effect March 25, but it adds new language in an attempt to strengthen the existing guidelines and creates an Enforcement Response Team to ensure businesses are complying.
A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a nationwide walk-out Monday. They’ve been asking Instacart to provide workers with hazard pay and protective gear, among other demands.
The grocery delivery service, which entered the Indianapolis market in 2011, had hoped to grow its local workforce to as many as 238 employees but fell far short of that goal. On Tuesday, it announced it was pulling out of Indianapolis and other Midwestern markets.
The sale of the 6.6-acre property included the 57,000-square-foot store on Keystone Avenue. Traders Point Christian Church plans to create an 800-seat auditorium and spaces for children and teens.
The Lyft Grocery Access pilot program, which launched on the city’s far-east side in July, will now serve residents living in the area bounded by 42nd Street on the north, St. Clair Street on the south, Meridian Street on the east and Riverside Drive on the west.
The chain, which specializes in organic and natural food, plans to close its stores in Carmel, Noblesville and Greenwood on Jan. 11.
Indianapolis food-delivery company ClusterTruck is partnering with Cincinnati-based Kroger for a pilot program that will give the grocery giant an entry into the fast-growing meal delivery market, the companies announced Monday.
Produce company Caito Foods LLC is set to shut down its Fresh Kitchen operations in Indianapolis, less than three years after opening the $32 million facility.
The store sells a wide assortment of natural and organic foods, but sales have been stagnant, said owner Chris Baggott, who owns several other businesses in the area and co-founded ExactTarget Inc.
The two companies plan to build as many as 20 automated grocery warehouses in the United States to help Cincinnati-based Kroger—which has about 70 stores in central Indiana—turbocharge its e-commerce operation.
While earnings narrowly beat analysts’ estimates, profit margins decreased again because of investments Kroger is making to keep pace with the competition.
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer said the app has been downloaded more than 1.1 million times since it started testing it in Michigan last year.
The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.